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Advocacy and the Environment – A Geography and Religious Studies Initiative

Straws-no-Mores from left to right: Mathew Frost & Tashi Daoud

From Religious Education Teacher, Cassandra Attard, and Geography Teacher, Rebecca Sutcliffe

In Term 3, Waverley College Religious Education and Geography Departments worked together to develop a cross-curricular assessment task. Based on the ABC series‚ ‘War on Waste’, students were required to identify issues adversely affecting our environment and develop an inspiring education campaign designed to promote change.

With a focus on sustainability, Tashi Daoud and Matthew Frost went above and beyond. The boys’ ‘Straws no Mores’,  advocacy campaign included screen-printed T-shirts, pamphlets, poster and an engaging video. The campaign highlighted small achievable changes which, could be implemented within the school community and beyond.

It’s wonderful to witness the authentic learning taking place within Year 7 Religion and Geography classes, and the commitment of students at Waverley College to promote a cleaner healthier environment for all. Well done Tashi and Matthew.